William W. "Bill" Magee, III was born 17 November 1840 in Washington Parish to John Magee (1792-1877) and Sarah Louise Magee (1800-1889) and died 31 January 1918 in Franklinton, Washington Parish of unspecified causes. He married Vanda S. Collins circa 1863 . He married Margaret Pritchard (1843-1903) circa 1877 . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, England, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Italy.

William Magee enlisted in the Washington Rifles Volunteers in May, 1861 as a Third Corporal of the unit and was responsible for the 105 men in the first encampment at Half Moon Bluff in the Bogue Chitto. In the second week of June, 1861, the Washington Rifles marched to Camp Moore, La. and on June 14, 1861 were mustgered into State service. On July 7, 1861, the unit was transferred and mustered into Confederate service and placed in the 9th Louisiana Infantry Regiment and designated Company I. William Magee was Third Sergeant and on August 17, 1862, promoted to Lieutenant. Lt. Magee was wounded at Chantilly, Sept. 11, 1862 and again at Mary's Heights at Fredericksburg in May, 1863. Lt. Magee resigned his commission October 18, 1863 due to the wounds that he had received. William Magee returned to Louisiana and served the Confederate cause in a civilian capacity through the remainder of the war. After the War of Northern Agression, Lt. Magee married Vanda Collins and raised a family in the land that he so proudly defended. (Courtesy of Charles O. Webb, II, GGGrandson, Shreveport, La.)


Offspring of William W. "Bill" Magee, III and Vanda S. Collins
Name Birth Death Joined with
Flora Lenora Magee July 1864 Washington Parish 1949 Washington Parish Wiley E. Jones

Mary Gabe Magee 29 August 1866 Washington Parish 21 December 1936 Washington Parish James Madison Burris (1857-1929)

Alma Evelyn Magee
Wiley Collins Magee
Milton J. Magee
Vanda S. Magee

Offspring of William W. "Bill" Magee, III and Margaret Pritchard (1843-1903)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maude Virginia Magge (1878-)
William Eugene Magee (1880-)


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